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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT ALEGRIA IN ISRAEL

15 décembre 2011
Alegría

Lavish visuals mixed with awe-inspiring acrobatics
Alegría at Tel Aviv Nokia Arena in August

Tickets on sale from December 6
Exclusive presale for Cirque Club members on December 5

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that it will present one of its internationally-acclaimed productions to Israel for the very first time. Alegría, a show combining the spectacular and the artistic, has wowed over ten million spectators since its premiere. From August 8 - 18, 2012, Alegría will unleash its magical world of breathtaking acrobatics and enchanting costumes – accompanied by original music performed live – in Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena.

Advance tickets for Alegría are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members on December 5. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.

Tickets for the general public will be available starting December 6 at www.eventim.co.il or www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.

A Spanish word for elation, joy and jubilation, Alegría showcases breathtaking acrobatics whose astonishing artistry leaves its audience filled with exactly these emotions. For over two hours, the audience lives through a spectacle of sensational choreography, revolving around feats of awe-inspiring acrobatic skill and set within a fantastic backdrop, both bizarre and imposing at the same time. The imagery surrounding each world-class act is intensified by cascades of light and sound, while the show's 400 costumes items, including wigs and accessories, allow a continual metamorphosis of its troupe of 55 artists from 18 different countries.

The acrobatic skills of Alegría reach previously untouched heights. Its outstanding acts include the gravity-defying Synchronized Trapeze and the intense, energy-charged Russian Bars, that thrust their protagonists ten metres high into the air. The Fire-Knife Dance reveals a magical atmosphere of danger, as its artists tightly weave flaming knives around their bodies. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronised choreography on a trampoline system hidden underneath the stage floor. As one spectacular act follows another, Alegría becomes a unique experience that is far more than a show, and completely captivates all ages.

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to inspire imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of its spectators – a task achieved by the eclectic mix of acrobatics, music, dance and theatre which Alegría fuses together. The colourful variety of characters and lavish visual settings serve to draw the spectator right into the heart of a fantastic dream world.

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
 
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.  For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Marek Lieberberg and Shuki Weiss Productions are proud to present the first ever Cirque du Soleil production in Israel in August 2012.

SHOW INFORMATION:

AUGUST 8th -18th , Nokia Arena, Tel Aviv

Wednesday, August 8 at 20:30
Saturday, August 11 at 16:30
Tuesday, August 14 at 20:30
Wednesday, August 15 at 20:30
Thursday, August 16 at 20:30
Friday, August 17 at 13:30
Saturday, August 18 at 16:30 and 20:30

Prices:
Ticket prices range from 220 - 360₪  
Child discounts available at 20% off full ticket price (children under 12)

Tickets:
Tickets go on sale Monday December 5 at 10am for Cirque Club members
and on December 6 at 10am for the general public.
www.eventim.co.il / *9066

For more details:
www.shuki.co.il
www.facebook.com\shuki.wiess.prod.

Contact information:
Robert Fulop 
Marek Lieberberg
T: +49 69 956 20242
Robert@mlk.com